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(grant) (grant) california officially has a new leader. today in sacramento... gavin newsom was sworn in... as the state's 40th governor. good evening i'm grant lodes. (catherine) and i'm catherine heenan in for vicki liviakis tonight. newsom is using his new platform to push for more progressive action. kron 4's capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala is live in sacramento.... ashley, how did gavin newsom spend his
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first day as governor? ((ashley))crews here at the capitol haven't even finished breaking down the inauguration set up and governor newsom is already rolling out his agenda.. making healthcare more affordable for everyone is among his lengthy set of proposals... gavin newsom's first moments as governor were met with an obstacle..."shame on you!" protestors interrupted his oath of office, shouting against sanctuary states.the new governor showing appreciation for the gesture before starting his speech."i like seeing democracy in action! so thank you!"his speech was met with more interruptions, this time, by his youngest son... who ran around stage as he spoke of his priority of children, families, and keeping them together at the border."never should they be left hungry as politicians seek to pour billions into a wall that
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should never be built."newsom crticized the white house and thanked members of congress like speaker of the house nancy pelosi who was sitting near the front..."thankfully we have a champion in speaker nancy pelosi. there's an administration in washington that is clearly hostile to california values and california's interest." california's variety of cultures were interwoven throughout newsom's inaugration with a church choir, a hispanic cultural performance, and an asian- filipino american chief justice distributing his oath. the governor says this state represents the future of the country."this is our charge, that is our calling, now lets get to work." ((ashley))newsom's health care plans are already causing some controversy.. he's pushing for state health care coverage to immigrants and fining people who don't buy health insurance
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(grant) and coming up at 5:30 tonight... our political analyst michael yaki joins us live to talk about the promises newsom made today-- and what the future of politics will look like under the new governorin california. california. governorin california. (catherine) a big story tonight... a lot of clean-up after a storm hits the bay area -- and tahoe. this is video from north star today. and while the storm might have been good news for people on the slopes... it was bad news for people trying to get home yesterday. highway 50 was shut down because of the dangerous conditions. some people reported needing to find shelter for the night-- because they were stuck on the roads and couldn't get home. there was also damage here in the bay area this picture was sent to us from oakland.... where high winds knocked down a tree at lake merritt. (catherine) the
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storm is also believed to be responsible for the death of a novato man. 32 year old alexander grant was killed yesterday when a 120 foot eucalyptus tree came crashing down on his car. (grant)this happened just outside the greek theater at uc berkeley. kron 4's dan kerman is live on campus tonight on what the university is doing to make sure other trees will not come down during upcoming winter storms. uc berkeley tree kills man 0107185 insertyou are looking a cell phone video captured sunday afternoon after this massive eucalyptus tree, came crashing down on top of a vehicle outside the greek theater at uc berkeley. 32 year old alexander grant of novato was in the car and died at the scene.sot dan zevin/works on campus :15sot rafael votello/just graduated :19monday students and staff walked by this stretch of gayley road as tree crews cut up the 120 foot tree, and took down another one beside it. vanessa quintana/student :33 sot paul lum/works on campus
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:39while the tree that fell was not identified as being in need of care or maintenance" ... uc berkeley officials say "we are taking immediate steps to assess whether we can learn anything from the condition of the fallen tree that could improve our evaluation of whether other trees pose a threat to public safety. that review is expected to be completed in 48 hours which is an importnat step consiidering eucalyptus trees are common on many of the more than 12 sites the university owns. 117/ university owns (anchor1) taking a live look outside-- our sutro look outside-- taking a live (anchor1) ownsowns117/ university owns. university sites the more than 12 sites the university owns. 117/ university owns
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(anchor1) taking a live look outside-- our sutro camera looking at the golden gate bridge. (anchor 2) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: we were able
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to dry out after a very stormy weekend. storm clouds are not far away and we could still see a few showers tonight. you can see some rain on the doppler. most of it is very light. on the satellite you can see another storm spinning off the coast. rain and wind will be heavy at times tomorrow night. high tomorrow will be in the 50s to low 60s. showers could linger into wednesday. there's another chance of rain on friday. (grant) developing news tonight... with no deal on friday.chance of rain another chance of rain on friday.
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(grant) developing news tonight... with no deal in sight to end the government shutdown, friday will be the first time affected employees will miss a paycheck. an airline pilots association sent a letter to the president today, saying this shutdown is now affecting passenger safety. natasha chen explains how other employees are reacting, while president trump considers declaring a national emergency at the border. friday is the first time employees affected by the partial government shutdown won't be seeing their usual paycheck.brian turner / tsa employee: i live about a half hour from work, and it's going to come to a point where you say, 'do i put gas in my car?
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or do i feed my family?'brian turner is a t.s.a. worker, one of more than 400,000 essential federal employees called in to work, with no pay.some unpaid t.s.a. employees have called in sick, a trend known as the "blue flu."though turner said he hasn't done that,brian turner / tsa employee: you feel hopeless. and you feel helpless.president donald trump: i can relate and i'm sure that people on the receiving end will make adjustments. they always do.a federal employees' union has already sued the government. now, the air line pilots association has written to president trump asking him to do what's necessary to end the shutdown. they say the disruptions are, "adversely affecting the safety, security and efficiency of our national airspace system."the shutdown stale mate surrounds money for a border wall.president trump has said he's considering bypassing congress by declaring a national emergency at the border.president donald trump: we have a lot of different ways. i'm not going to get in to that, i'm just saying, we are looking at it very strongly.an emergency declaration could help fund a border wall using military construction dollars, but only on public lands. the majority of the land along the border is private property.in washington, i'm natasha chen reporting.
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(grant) and president trump is scheduled to address the nation from the oval office tomorrow. he will talk about border security. it's happening at 6:00 tomorrow evening-- and we will carry his speech live in its entirety on kron4 news at six. (catherine) san francisco's department of public works is stepping up to clean some tourist hot spots which have been neglected during the federal shutdown. (grant) kron4's maureen kelly meet up with a crew tackling the trash near aquatic park. city crews wrestled an overfull garabage can out of a trash bin near aquatic park and then scooped up the overflow.....before tossing the bag into the back of a city truck. this might look like just another day for a department of public work team... but they are out of their juristiciton....these bins they are checking are
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located in the san francisco maritime national historic park. it's an area that's been neglected lately....becaus e of the partial government shutdown.the spokesperson for the city agency says they decided to pitch in last week....here as well as some other very scenic spots.we've been at lands' end we've been at aquatic park we've been at fort funston. these are areas that are high traveled both my residents and tourists. really some of the most beautiful parks we have in san francisco. since the federal government shutdown is not picking up we decided to send our cruise to step in pitch in where we can, sprucing up picking up a litter to try to keep it looking really beautiful as it should.seeing the city come in to help spruce up is a relief to one woman who regularly swims in the bay.it's been incredibly messy there's been debris everywhere their trash cans i've had trash overflowing all over the sides of it and spilled out. i've made a practice every time i've walked up and down the beach and picking up pete's picking up stuff out of the beach that's blown over because i don't want to get in the water. dpw is asking that people who come out spots try and pack their trash out whenever possible...rather than tossing in the bins. that would to help lighten this extra load they are shouldering...as the shutdown continues. maureen kelly kron4 news (grant) coming up... the
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college championship football game is tonight. we're live at levi's stadium as clemson and alabama fans were preparing for the big match. (catherine) also - a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man who bought her for sex-- is granted clemency. details on the case that attracted national attention-- and even had celebrities calling for her sentence to be commuted. (grant) plus, the attorney for east bay woman arrested for biting another woman... says there's way more to the story that what police are indicating. we'll explain after the break.
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(catherine) the biggest day of the college football season has finally arrived...(grant)and all the action is at levi's stadium...kate rooney i've been here since about one this afternoon...and so have all the fans...i saw alabama and clemson stickers on cars while i was on the freeway on my way down here...and everywhere you look at the stadium it's a sea of crimson and white or purple and orange...so these fans are really leaving their mark on the bay area. leading into this matchup,
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there's been a lot of talk about the bay area not quite measuring up as a hub for college football...but you wouldn't know it from the tailgating setups today at levi's stadium. from delicious spreads of food, to tents and flags bearing the logos of clemson and alabama...this pro stadium is decked out for the college game. i spoke to fans from several corners of the country...texas, alabama, illinois, and more...and they all said the bay area has been very welcoming. has been very the bay area has been very
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welcoming. (kate)another thing all these fans have in common...they all have the utmost confidence that their team will be the one coming out victorious...eve n though alabama is favored by about 5 points...the clemson fans i spoke to feel sure they'll see the tigers hosting the trophy later tonight. (anchor) taking a live (anchor) taking a live look outside-- overlooking downtown san francisco. (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: we were able to dry out after a very stormy
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weekend. storm clouds are not far away and we could still see a few showers tonight. you can see some rain on the doppler. most of it is very light. on the satellite you can see another storm spinning off the coast. rain and wind will be heavy at times tomorrow night. high tomorrow will be in the 50s to low 60s. showers could linger into wednesday. there's another chance of rain on friday.
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story tonight... actor kevin spacey appeared in a nantucket courtroom today. he faces a charge of indecent assault and battery related to a 2016 incident involving an employee at a bar there. omar jimenez reports on the latest in the case.
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voice of clerk: this complaint charges that in the town of nantucket on july 8th 2016 you committed indecent battery on a person 14 or over.kevin spacey...in court...facing a felony charge that comes with up to five years in prison. spacey pleaded not guilty monday.the criminal complaint alleged that, in july 2016, spacey groped an 18-year-old busboy at a nantucket bar. it was in 2017 that the public first learned of the allegations which came amidst multiple other accusations of sexual assault and harassment by spacey.he's stayed largely silent in the time since then until this past christmas eve when he posted a three minute video to youtube.youtube/kevin spacey: they're gonna say i'm being disrespectful not playing by the rules, like i ever played by anyone's rules before.it's in the persona of his "house of cards" character frank underwood...a show netflix fired him from just days after several members of the production staff came forward with allegations of sexual harassment.in the
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ánantucket case spacey's next court appearance is scheduled for march 4th.elie honig/former federal prosecutor: i cannot see him taking a guilty plea to an indecent assault and battery of not quite a minor, but an 18 year old, so i think we could be headed for trial.in the meantime the prosecution is asking spacey to stay away from the alleged victim and his family.judge thomas s. barrett/nantucket district court: sir if you're charged with another offense while this matter is open you could be held for 90 days without bail.i'm omar jimenez reporting. (catherine) still ahead....a south bay home up for sale looks like a charmer from the outside. but it's what's on the inside that's keeping the price low -- for bay area standards. we'll explain.
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(catherine) in the east bay, a woman arrested for biting a jogger during a confrontation on a trail was scheduled for her first court appearance today... and as kron four's terisa estacio reports, the woman's attorney says there's much more to this story. (take pkg) (terisa estacio) the attorney for the woman arrested for biting a jogger - says this case is not what it seems on the surface.. she says her client is a dog walker and only took action when forced to defend herself and her dogs... listen to this... emily dahm, attorney. i think this is shocking how this is one sided and that is why i am talking to the media. attorney emily dahm says this is her client, alama cadwalotter - at the center of case. she says - it all unfolded last week when alma met on a trail jogger cyndi stainner. alma's two dogs were off leash allowable per park rules. dahm. i understand the jogger being startled...
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but she then started pepper spraying the dogs, alma said to stop, then she the jogger grabbed her by the hair and kneed her in the groin and my client had to bite her to get her to released her grip.dahm says her client left the park, but then the matter escalated, with east bay park police investigating then rolling the case over to the alameda county district attorney's office. alma was arrested on several felonies, including false imprisonment, and battery and causing serious bodily injury.dahm. i understand jogger is upset, but this is not a felony case. alma was expected to be arraigned monday, but the da is still reviewing the case. in the meantime, her attorney says all of this has been a bit overwhelming for the 19 year old who has no criminal record... dahm. it is certainly upset about this all. in alameda county terisa estacio (catherine) next at 5:30... we officially have a new governor. gavin newsom was sworn in today. our political analyst michael yaki joins us live to talk about the promises he's now making to the state of california. (grant) and a woman serving a life sentence for killing a real estate agent-- is granted clemency. why
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cyntoia brown's case drew so much support from many high profile people. "she just lit up with a joy i've never seen before." (grant) a tennessee woman learns that her life sentence for murder has sentence for that her life profile people. many high support from drew so much brown's case why cyntoia clemency. california. the state of now making to promises he's talk about the joins us live to michael yaki estacio county terisa in alameda about this all. in alameda county terisa estacio (catherine) (catherine) next at 5:30... we officially have a new governor. gavin newsom was sworn in today. our political analyst michael yaki joins us live to talk about the promises he's now making to the state of california. (grant) and a woman serving a life sentence for killing a real estate agent-- is granted clemency. why cyntoia brown's case drew so much support from many high profile people.
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i've never seen before." (grant) a tennessee woman learns that her life sentence for murder has been commuted. former prostitute cyntoia brown was just 16 years old when she was convicted .she has spent half her life behind bars ... for murdering and robbing a 43=year=old man who paid to have sex with her.
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(catherine) the case attracted national attention ... with celebrities like rihanna, kim karsashian and lebron james all calling for clemency. there's nothing that can justify what i did cyntoia brown has never denied what happened on an august night in 2004.i shot himbrown said real estate johnny michel allen agent picked her up on a nashville street and took her to his home for sex.she testified that she acted in self defense.he's trying to rape me or murder me or somethingbrown was tried as an adult.the jury didn't buy her story.guilty of first degree murdershe was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole until 2055.her case drew national attention ... a documentary film described how she was traumatized and abused bu her alcoholic mother.she ran away and fell into the hands of a pimp named "kut throat" hundreds of thousands of people signed petitions calling for clemence.

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